April 18, 2021

It was a rough night for Mets manager Luis Rojas vs. Phillies (New York Post)


PHILADELPHIA — Yeesh.

Steve Cohen said Monday afternoon that he was “starting to get my sea legs here,” as the Mets’ rookie owner. Then his reign officially launched and it turned out that sea legs were at a premium among his employees.

Starting with, but certainly not limited to, his manager.

The Cohen/Francisco Lindor Era began in disastrous fashion Monday night, as the Mets wasted a characteristically terrific Jacob deGrom effort by suffering a gut-punch, 5-3 loss to the undefeated Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

“We saw more positives than the negatives even though we lost the game,” Luis Rojas said, surely evoking millions of eye rolls among Mets fans.

You could see the negatives through eyes wide, rolled or closed. The Phils’ five-run eighth turned the contest around in a blink and highlighted all of the Mets’ anxieties: Questionable bullpen, shaky defense, inexperienced tactician.

Granted, the key error came from third baseman Luis Guillorme, who had just checked in for J.D. Davis and rewarded Rojas for his faith by fielding Alec Bohm’s grounder off Aaron Loup and throwing high to home, the ball tipping James McCann’s…

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